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6/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Kingman Letters: Predictable behavior

There has been an argument in the news lately regarding the lack of transparency in Obama's administration - the cover-up of events in Benghazi, IRS tactics, AP phone taps and so much more. On his first day in office, Obama promised America his administration would be the most transparent ever. "Transparency and the rule of law will be the touchstone of this administration." (Obama, Jan. 21, 2009).

That's partly accurate: his personal record up to then was transparent to anyone but the most willfully blind. He was on record as being a radical, socialist, fascist ideologue. The (edited) listing below was printed in these pages in September 2008, a prediction of what was in store for America:

A vote for Obama is a vote for:

Immediate surrender in Iraq.

Retreat in the war against radical terrorists.

Appeasement with nuclear perils Iran and North Korea.

Relinquishing American sovereignty and freedom to the United Nations.

Unlimited amnesty for illegal aliens.

Wide-open borders through which many millions more will invade.

Unbelievably higher taxes for every American.

Oppressive, costly environmental regulations.

Severe gun ownership restriction/outright prohibition.

Abortion at any stage paid for by taxpayers.

Also in these pages in September 2008 (edited):

National Columnist Martha Carr opines ("Opinion," Wednesday, Aug. 13) that Barack Obama, should he become president, would bring much needed "diplomacy" to the White House. Obama is eloquent, persuasive and radiates karma, and is idolized as some kind of celebrity. Obama is also as shallow as a celebrity, having no substantial "inclusive" voting record, a history of drug abuse and less than above-board dealings with corrupt Chicago mobsters. Obama will bring his radical leftist ideology to the White House, where his narrow vision of American history (re: Rev. Wright) will not, as Carr says, "represent us all." He will bring greater divisiveness to the presidency than Clinton and Bush combined.

Obama's administration has followed as nearly an identical path of leftist ideology, radicalism and divisiveness as his own record demonstrated, and was easily predictable. For one to say it is not transparent is to say that one never looked.

D.B. Mitchell

Valle Vista




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Reader Comments

Posted: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Article comment by: Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, Rice War Criminals All

The only thing keeping Bush, Cheney, Rumsfield, and Rice out of jail is the big bucks and bullying of countries. Every time a country hints that it may issue an arrest warrant our government threatens to cut aid or delete that country from favorite trade status.

Posted: Sunday, June 16, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

"Now that I'm retired and actually need the insurance to pay for treatment, Obamacare says that I'm to old to recieve it. Huh?????"

HUH??????????? is right. I would like some proof.


Posted: Friday, June 14, 2013
Article comment by: vock canyon

Been paying health insurance payments for 43 years. Now that I'm retired and actually need the insurance to pay for treatment, Obamacare says that I'm to old to recieve it. Huh?????

And so exactly what did I make the payments for????


Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Article comment by: David Gaither

duke's brother wrote:

"Yet there will always be those who won't come into the light, no matter how bright it shine's."

And then there are those who are blinded by the light!


Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Article comment by: Doing Research

@DB

I'm sorry, but all this proves is that A) your perceptions are all you need to manufacture validity of your own argument, and B) most of these "predictions" haven't come true.

* Immediate surrender in Iraq.
-Uh.... nope, still there....still losing troops...

* Retreat in the war against radical terrorists.
-Welcome to Pakistan! And Yemen! And....

* Appeasement with nuclear perils Iran and North Korea.
- Remember when multilateral relations got the DPNKers to put their shiny toy away?

* Relinquishing American sovereignty and freedom to the United Nations.
- It's like you don't even know how the UN and international orgs work.... probably because you don't. So this hasn't happened, and the fact that the ICC hasn't indicted George W. Bush should be evidence of that. The U.S. is a member of dozens of international organizations, all of which have the same legal status for us that the UN has.

* Unlimited amnesty for illegal aliens.
- Yeah, never happened

* Wide-open borders through which many millions more will invade.
- HA! Deportations are at record numbers...

* Unbelievably higher taxes for every American.
- Slightly higher.... unless you think an increase on par with inflation plus 2% is "unbelievable."

* Oppressive, costly environmental regulations.
- Clearly this hasn't happened either, or so say legal and environmental experts... See the UN thing, and remember that the U.S. STILL hasn't signed the Kyoto protocol.

* Severe gun ownership restriction/outright prohibition.
- More guns now in the U.S. than at any other time in our history, and less regulated. And the few weak gun bills presented are knocked down almost immediately.

* Abortion at any stage paid for by taxpayers.
- I'm not sure if this has changed from pre-2008, honestly.

If you want to talk about transparency, that's another conversation, but the topics you list here are totally unrelated.


Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Article comment by: Common Sense

D.B., while I don't agree with all your suppositions, I do agree with the great majority. Watching the various channels on TV and reading a variety of newspapers, indicate that even some of the diehard liberals are beginning to look askance at The Chosen One! There will always be the radical left that will defend him to the end, just like the radical right who refuse to see error on their end. Unfortunately, the radicals on both sides seem to get the most attention and the moderates on both sides are ignored. I guess they just don't make good story lines. Of course, this is just my opinion, which is as good as anyone else's.

Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013
Article comment by: duke's brother

@ Beating a dead horse Gotta love your insight. Obama won, that's how presidential races are run. Yet there will always be those who won't come into the light, no matter how bright it shine's.

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: A&W A&W

You say " wait till Obamacare kicks in " reading comments on here, everybody Ins. has already increased, so i guess Obama had nothing to do with that, Just so you all know the President has no controll on gas prices

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

I got a good laugh at the comment on Obama being elected twice proved voters can be wrong twice, does this same analogy apply to the twice elected Bush Jr? One has to see the humor in the sad sacks who lose and cannot stand being on the losing side of anything whether it be a election or a issue they disagree with!

Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: mr. parker

Congratulations DB, you've seen through the lies of the mainstream media and have confronted reality with the epic failure of this regime.
Compare this scandalous president with what is happening now compared to what the comrade said in 2008. (C-Span)

He snatched defeat from the jaws of victory by pulling out all troops because his dipso secretary of state and he couldn't reach a SOFA agreement,yet lied to Americans that we're out of Iraq while leaving 16,000 Americans there to protect our facilities. Iraq will crumble because of this.

UBL, give me a break. Thanks to W and enhanced interrogation, the CIA found him and JSOC and DEVGRU killed him.

The economy is stagnant, stock market goes up and then goes down despite Bernanke's flooding fiat money into the economy. Your 401k's look good now, wait and see what they'll buy in a year.

The monstrosity known as obamacare, wait till that kicks in. everybody will be paying more in taxes for healthcare than you ever did in premiums.

In January, those of us who were working, had a nice tax increase, but then we were hit again with all the gas price increases, $1.76 when comrade obama took office. I guess all those semis need to run on solar.

Defacto amnesty with of course no border security, lets thousands of criminal aliens free to roam the cities. Even blacks are realizing what's going to happen to them when 11,000,000+ new workers are added to the workforce. What jobs are these non English speaking people with 3rd grade educations going to have. I forgot, Mexico has no welfare system.

Guns, well he tried to get them, just wait he'll try again, they're the only thing keeping freedoms alive in America.


Posted: Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Article comment by: Who Profited, Who Paid for GW's Lies

D.B. did you ever ask yourself why GW Bush lied to us about Iraq being a threat to us when North Korea had missiles able to reach the west coast at the same time?

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

Havasu Reader

“Obama being elected two times means is that the majority of voters can be wrong twice!!”

No, that would be the election of The Criminal who virtually destroyed our economy and is responsible for the deaths of not only 3,000 Americans on 9/11 but thousands of our troops base on his lies. You are more than welcome for the correction.


Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Havasu Reader

Obama being elected two times means is that the majority of voters can be wrong twice!!

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: anonymous anonymous

Surrender in Iraq? You got to be kidding! We are withdrawing from a country we do not own, if one surrenders one surrenders ones own country, if Iraq falls into chaos when we leave it was inevitable and much like Afghanistan that part of the world has long history of turmoil, Russians tried dominating them, the English even Alexander the Great the great Greek conquer failed to dominate them forever! People tend to not like anyone else's yoke placed on them, get over the fact your 22% of the electorate has to gain some of them folks you all do not like to win any more presidential elections! And since you all have driven a wedge between whom you won with Bush Jr them Hispanic votes do not hold your breathe on winning in 2016!

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Beating a Dead Horse

Why not just title this letter, "Attention: Linda Athens and Anson's Nephew."?

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Rick O'Shea

Yep, and apparently Obama s new nickname which is gaining popularity says it all "amateur".

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Alan Rodberg

This is news? Four more years, folks! Thanks.

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: The Fox Hound

none of these things have come to pass. He didn't pull out of Iraq immediately He got Osama Bin laden. He no more appeased the N Koreas than any other president has. He has not called for unlimited Amnesty. Taxes have only gone up for those at the top making over 250k. Not everybody. I still have all my guns. And I can take them more places than I used to be able to. Abortion was settled law long before Obama. Get over it DB America would rather have Obama than the guy you ran who has no clue how to fix America.

Posted: Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew

DeeBee

“Immediate surrender in Iraq.”

Incorrect – and please explain “surrender? Surrender to whom? Surrender what? But it is obvious that you are one of those righties who want to keep killing our troops in a war started because of a lie told by The Criminal.

“Retreat in the war against radical terrorists.”

Totally false.

“Appeasement with nuclear perils Iran and North Korea.”

Also false.

“Relinquishing American sovereignty and freedom to the United Nations.”

Right wing garbage, as usual

Unlimited amnesty for illegal aliens.

“Amnesty was done by Ronald the Dim, there are no proposals for amnesty under Obama.

“Wide-open borders through which many millions more will invade.”

$1.6 billion spent on controlling the border with the largest number of illegals deported in history over the past three years.

“Unbelievably higher taxes for every American.”

We are still paying the lowest taxes since the 1950s, thanks to Obama.

“Oppressive, costly environmental regulations.”

Provide proof, please?

“Severe gun ownership restriction/outright prohibition.”

Outright hyperbolic nonsense.

“Abortion at any stage paid for by taxpayers.”

An outright lie.

Obama won - twice,




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